The difference between converged and hyper-converged is becoming less clear cut. My advice is to beware of hyper-converged infrastructure products with “HCI” in their names. They may not be hyper-converged.
NetApp HCI is a converged infrastructure that combines separate servers and SolidFire flash storage. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Nimble Storage dHCI is a similar setup, except it uses HPE Nimble arrays and ProLiant DL servers. Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) rebranded.
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